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Deep ecology. Flow (psychology) Concentrating upon a task is one aspect of flow.

Flow (psychology)

In positive psychology, flow, also known as zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields, though has existed for thousands of years under other guises, notably in some eastern religions.[1] Achieving flow is often referred to as being in the zone.

According to Csikszentmihalyi, flow is completely focused motivation. It is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate experience in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning. Flow has many of the same characteristics as (the positive aspects of) hyperfocus. Flow has been experienced throughout history and across cultures. Theodore Roszak : Towards an Eco-Psychology (excerpt)

Ecopsychology: Reinventing the Human-Nature Relationship in the Digital Age, Part 1 - 2013. Ecopsychology: Reinventing the Human-Nature Relationship in the Digital Age, Part 2 - 2013. Dave Key @ Schumacher College: Applied Ecopsychology. Future - Have you ever felt ‘solastalgia’? Every few months, Oxford Dictionaries makes global headlines when it adds new words to its online vocabulary – the most recent updates include ‘hangry’ (anger resulting from hunger) and ‘manspreading’ (sitting with legs wide apart).

Future - Have you ever felt ‘solastalgia’?

At the same time, researchers are coining new words that never quite make it into the popular lexicon – but perhaps they should. While you won’t find it in the Oxford English Dictionary, philosopher Glenn Albrecht once coined one such word while working at the University of Newcastle in Australia. 'Solastalgia’ – a portmanteau of the words ‘solace’ and ‘nostalgia’ – is used not just in academia but more widely, in clinical psychology and health policy in Australia, as well as by US researchers looking into the effects of wildfires in California.

It describes the feeling of distress associated with environmental change close to your home, explains Albrecht. ICE. Theodore Roszak, ’60s Expert, Dies at 77. Theodore Roszak, who three weeks after the in 1969 not only published a pivotal book about a young generation’s drug-fueled revolt against authority but also gave it a name — “counterculture” — died on July 5 at his home in Berkeley, Calif.

Theodore Roszak, ’60s Expert, Dies at 77

He was 77. His wife, Betty, in confirming the death, said he had been treated for liver cancer and other illnesses. Dr. Roszak’s book “The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society” had gone to press months before the music festival was held in August that year, displaying the exuberance and excesses of a generation rebelling against war and seeking new ways to be and think. But in serendipitously timely fashion, the book provided what many regarded as a profound analysis of the youth movement, finding its roots in a sterile Western culture that had prompted young people to seek spiritual meaning in LSD, exotic religions and even comic books.

Photo These were themes Dr. As Dr. But Dr. Dr. Dr. Psychoterratica - solastalgia and more. Psychoterratica: more. The negative and positive concepts that are relevant to a fuller understanding of the human-environment relationship have been incorporated by me into a psychoterratic typology (below).

psychoterratica: more

Table 1. A Typology of Psychoterratic States. The typology of psychoterratic states is a transdisciplinary contribution to the complete reworking of our “eco-mental” landscapes (Bateson 1972). As work in development, this typology contains concepts developed over time in the international literature and new terms created by myself. Hiraeth. Hiraeth, pronounced [hɨraɪ̯θ], is a Welsh word that has no direct English translation.


The University of Wales, Lampeter attempts to define it as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire[1] for the Wales of the past.[2] Oxford and Merriam Webster define Hiraeth as: (noun) "a homesickness for a home you cannot return to, or that never was". Hiraeth bears considerable similarities with the Portuguese concept of saudade (a key theme in Fado music), Brazilian Portuguese banzo (more related to homesickness), Turkish gurbet, Galician morriña, Romanian dor. References[edit] External links[edit] Tales of the Earth. Nature Deficit Disorder. Issue 260May/June 2010On Being Human Undercurrents Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv Cover: Still by Antony Gormley.

Nature Deficit Disorder

Photograph: Stephen White Issue availability No Back Issue available Issue available as PDF Reprint permissions Photograph: David Alcock For children, Nature comes in many forms. Many of us grew into adulthood taking Nature’s gifts for granted; we assumed (when we thought of it at all) that generations to come would receive these same gifts. This term is by no means a medical diagnosis but it does offer a way to think about the problem and the possibilities – for children and for the rest of us as well.